She is a vocalist and an exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. She learnt music from Pandit Bholanath Bhat and Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (d. 1964) of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. Later she received intensive training from her guru, and later her husband, Acharya K.C.D. Brahaspati. A large number of his compositions – Khayals, Thumris, Tappas and Dadras – are part of her portfolio.
She is also an accomplished teacher and musicologist and has published books including Raga Rahasya.